Women, Peace and Security

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Nepal
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Building durable peace: Women’s role is vital
By Sophie Kemkhadze, UNDP Nepal Country Director Ten years have passed since Nepal ended its decade-long conflict. These last ten years have been not only an opportunity for Nepal to build and maintain peace, but it’s been a time of reflection and transformation. One vital reflection is that women...
Friday, February 12, 2016
Breaking Barriers to Justice: Ending Violence against Women in the Americas
In the framework of International Women’s Day 2016, the Mission of the United States to the Organization of American States (OAS), the Mission of Canada to the OAS and the Inter-American Commission of Women (CIM) of the OAS have partnered to organize a round-table event with a view to raising...
Women in Rwanda
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Background Information on Sexual Violence used as a Tool of War, Rwanda
"Sexual violence in conflict needs to be treated as the war crime that it is; it can no longer be treated as an unfortunate collateral damage of war." — UN Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Ms. Zainab Hawa Bangura The victims of modern armed conflict are far more likely to be...
Arab Spring
Thursday, October 03, 2013
Beyond Revolution: The Future of Women's Rights and Democracy in the Middle East-North Africa
Beyond Revolution: The Future of Women's Rights and Democracy in the Middle East-North Africa  4:15 PM – 7:00 PM, October 22th, 2013at Johns Hopkins University's Rome Auditorium1619 Massachusetts Avenue, Washington, D.C.Seats are limited | Register BelowRefreshments will be provided. The mass...
Monday, March 12, 2007
BRIDGE Cutting Edge Pack: Gender and Armed Conflict
Mainstream approaches to conflict and reconstruction fail to recognise how armed conflict exacerbates gender inequality. This pack explores the impact of armed conflict on gender relations, analysing the distinct ways in which women and men are affected. It demonstrates that interventions must...
Thursday, July 31, 2003
Bridge gender and development in brief. Issue 13: gender and armed conflict
Conventional understandings of war and its aftermath overlook the impact on gender relations. Gender inequality pre-dates and is often exacerbated by conflict. But this does not mean that women are always victims and men only perpetrators. Men also suffer from torture and violence. The diverse...